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Note to self

Even though I have had very bad luck with cafetieres since I've acquired this particular stove, which for some reason encourages me to leave the damn things on lit burners (resulting in carbonized handles, but fortunately not worse)*, I need to have my Emergency Reserve one someplace easy to find.

The power to the entire block cut out at 6:30 this morning before I got my first cuppa and boy was I trash until I caught up.

I had ground coffee (that's note two, so I was ahead of the game) and gas but couldn't find a good container.

* After keeping the one I bought in Italy going for over a dozen years. I spent way more in replacement gaskets than I ever did for the pot itself.

I did learn that the Greek-run cafe near my office serves a very tasty cup of French roast, but I was running on fumes by the time I got there.

(Has it been six weeks since I posted? Wow.)

In better news: Both the power supply and speaker issues on my laptop have been fiXorEd, at no charge to me. So I can has Buffy, and Firefly when I borrow cat_herder's again. I'll be in my bunk when I get a free weekend.


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Aug. 15th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
And if you have to find a new one, don't go cheap! We are currently using one from Ikea which is not properly fitted together and which spills and sputters in the most unpleasant way some mornings. It's not a reliable brew, either. Next time I am going to The Good Kitchen Store wherever I live and paying them for one that is excellent quality.

Meanwhile, back to your electric brewing station...

What Greek-run cafe?
Aug. 15th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Oooh, I always got mine from Peet's, but that's good to know.

The cafe is Cafe Ya'Sou, on Harbor Bay in Alameda, tucked away in the business park by the airport. But apparently there are other Greek joints on the Island proper, that are open nights and weekends and stuff like that. I passed a couple on Park when I was driving through recently.
Aug. 15th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
There's a funny essay about making coffee when the water's turned off in David Sedaris's new book.

It's good to see you posting. Yay, Buffy and Firefly!
Aug. 15th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Buffy is not mine. Firefly is. However, you are cordially invited to watch with me on the Giant Assed TV (TM). Two cats, no waiting.

The power out(r)age was up and down Acton, as well. My house seems to have dodged the bullet, power wise. However, I can't tell because the only appliances that are always getting current are the stove and reefer. Everything else is on power strips and is usually off.

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